Tuesday, July 17, 1945


  1. J. C. S. 196th Meeting.
  2. The meeting was held at Truman’s quarters, 2 Kaiserstrasse, Babelsberg. Stalin and his party called on Truman at noon and stayed for luncheon. Information as to time and participants other than Vyshinsky from the Log (ante, p. 12). Vyshinsky’s presence is mentioned in a diary entry by Truman dated July 19, printed in William Hillman, Mr. President: The First Publication From the Personal Diaries, Private Letters, Papers and Revealing Interviews of Harry S. Truman (New York, 1952), p. 123.
  3. C. C. S. 194th Meeting.
  4. This is the time given on the cover sheet of the Thompson minutes. The Log (ante, p. 12) indicates that the meeting was called to order at 5:10 following a 10-minute period given over to an exchange of greetings and the making of motion and still pictures.